There’s a lot to love about this Arrival trailer, and a lot of it stems from the mystery of the aliens themselves. There’s a lot of tension built into the trailer and visually it looks stunning, leaving me incredibly excited for what the full film can bring:
What I love most, is the old school science fiction vibe I’m getting from this trailer. It feels very much like The Day the Earth Stood Still, in which the ALIENS aren’t so much focus of the story as it is how we, the humans, react to them. It’s a great way to tell a first contact story that feels fresh in light of all these world-conquering alien films on the market.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Arrival hits theaters on November 11, 2016.